Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nasturtium II

                                              Nasturtium II, 7x7 Watercolor

This is the second nasturtium study I did last week. This week I worked on a larger painting of nasturtiums since my friend brought in more flowers. It seems like there's a loss of "freshness" with each subsequent painting. Why is that? Wouldn't you think that the more you do the better you'd get at it? Perhaps the trick is to keep changing the view or the light the way that Monet painted the haystacks. I would be interested to know if other artists paint the same subject but change something about it.

I hope all my fellow bloggers and blog readers have a very blessed Easter!


  1. Both paintings are full of energy, and a lot of fun. I prefer the one in the last post, though. I usually don't come back to the same subject - I am easily bored. ;)

  2. I hope you had a blessed Easter as well!

    I guess I work on the same drawing again and again with the cartoons, and of course those ever evolve. It's been a great way for me to learn while not getting bored. Like Dan, I am easily bored if I do the exact same thing.
    Seems to me changing the light is a good idea in painting. I admire how you practice!



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.